Are you considering breast reduction surgery but are fearful of the possibility of developing an infection? Don’t be too worried, because others are wondering the same question and the outlook is good. It’s always a plus when you head into any surgery with a positive outlook. You would be amazed at the difference it can make. The goal of this article is to help you become as mentally prepared as possible for a procedure that is rapidly growing as women begin to see the real benefits it can offer!
Board-Certified Breast Reduction Surgeon Answers
You may have performed tons of Google searches by now trying to find an answer in order to become comfortable with your decision. This is a common phase that many patients experience and it’s an important barrier to overcome in order to get the results you are seeking.
Dr. Golshani offers his expertise on the subject matter: “Infection with breast reduction is extremely rare. Causes could be poor blood supply to the tissues such as in a patient who refuses to quit smoking, more than 1500gram reduction per each breast, poor surgical technique, and poor patient compliance with the surgeon’s recommendations after surgery. Wound dehiscence can result in incisional infections which are also rare and mostly resolve with oral antibiotics and post-op wound hygiene.”
Are You Over 50?
In short, you should not be worried about developing an infection after receiving a breast reduction as your chances are very low and are often the result of ignoring a surgeon’s post-op procedures in order to recover quickly and efficiently.
However, researchers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have found that women aged 50 are 2.7 times more likely to develop an infection compared to those under 40. The article noted that those aged 40-50 showed a “non-significant trend” toward an increased risk of infection.